Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 33 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +51
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 10 13 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.43% 3.21% 6.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.30% 22.03% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Median daily rate £435 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +23.08% -16.67%
10th Percentile £230 £180 £313
90th Percentile £525 £538 £486
UK median daily rate £489 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £39.75
10th Percentile £42.50 - £36.28
90th Percentile £47.50 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £30.54
% change year-on-year -16.67% +37.55% -3.06%

Security Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 33 59 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.93% 14.57% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 33
Median daily rate £388 £338 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -18.08% -5.29%
10th Percentile £155 £137 £313
90th Percentile £504 £545 £492
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £39.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £16.05
90th Percentile £47.50 - £40.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -9.09%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Northern Ireland.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Northern Ireland

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Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +8 8 £470 +17.50% 6
County Londonderry - 1 £192 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 2 (20.00%) B2B
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (20.00%) Rendezvous
4 2 (20.00%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (20.00%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) XSLT
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessWorks
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO Support
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (20.00%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) B2B
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) SAP